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The Dark Knight Rises

Evan Forester —  July 19, 2012 — 4 Comments

The Dark Knight Rises, one of the biggest movies of the year, opens today in the US. Since I live in New Zealand, however, where we’re 16 hours ahead, I already saw the movie!

First things first: The film is great and will certainly be talked about by audiences around the world. The great thing about this Batman franchise is the depth of plot and theme. These movies are not merely popcorn flicks. They have great action, but are rich in story.

If you plan on seeing the movie, you may not want to read on until afterwards. I’ll try not to spoil anything that wasn’t already in the actual movie preview, but sometimes it is better to go in without any hints. If you decide to wait, just make sure to come back after seeing it and share your thoughts. I’ll leave it up to you if you want to continue reading…

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I am not a huge video game player, but every once in a while a game comes along that costs me a considerable amount of time. Zelda is a consistent favorite of mine, I vividly remember skipping class in college one day because I knew the Lylat system was in danger and I had to help Star Fox save the day, and who knows how many hours I spent on Star Wars games.

Ok, so maybe I can be a bit of a video game nerd, but I am not the only one!

In 2009, video games brought in $10.5 Billion dollars. That’s a lot of people spending a lot of money on something most people consider a waste of time. Continue Reading…

We’ve shared about a few athletes here at #LiveFully, but this guy is definitely worth a shout out. His name is Josh Hamilton, and he plays baseball for the Texas Rangers. He has won the MVP, won the Home Run Derby, and recently hit 4 home runs in 1 game. The dude is super talented, one of the top players in the game.

He is also very vocal about his faith in God, but has had a very dark history with drugs and alcohol. In the following interview, you will hear the following: Continue Reading…

We’ve got 4 great videos from around the web today. Some of them have been tweeted, but we wanted to share them here and add a couple of quick thoughts for each one.

1) Old Man in Nursing Home reacts to music: Music is certainly part of the full life. If you’ve ever wondered why people sing during church, this video explains it perfectly. And it was not even trying to…

2) “Bullseye”: We often talk about the importance of doing things with “Christian” themes well. It drives us crazy when someone makes a film or song, adds a Christian theme, and then thinks something to this effect: “other Christians will watch this because of the message. Therefore I don’t have to make it as high quality.” Continue Reading…

The Hunger Games

Evan Forester —  March 23, 2012 — 4 Comments

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The Hunger Games movie releases today, and everyone will be hearing about it. In fact, most people already have heard about it. Suzanne Collins’ book, that this film is based on, has sold millions of copies. Additionally, box office pre-sale numbers have been record breaking.

I have not yet seen the movie (although I will be tonight at 8:55pm*), but I have read the books. They are definite page turners, they are intense, even brutal, and definitely thought provoking. Here are some key themes to look out for Continue Reading…

I was introduced to this idea in college by a smart man named Thomas Lessl. In his class we learned that the Gospel narrative, or the story of Jesus, is very prevalent in modern mythology and science fiction.

His primary example was E.T., and at first I thought the idea was ridiculous. But then he started listing the similarities and things got interesting. Continue Reading…

There is a common misconception in today’s world. Many Christians, in an attempt to follow Jesus well, are avoiding the world. Culture is full of sinful people who endorse drinking, sexual immorality, boasting, drugs, greed, and more.

Just another typical Friday afternoon in Times Square...

Naturally, there is a temptation to “escape” the world by listening to Christian music, reading nothing but the Bible and Francine Rivers, and only being friends with other Christians. The only problem is, that is not the way of Jesus. Continue Reading…